University of Texas at Austin – Sutton Hall HVAC Renovation

MEP Engineering, Inc. served as the Prime Professional Service Provider on this project to replace seven air handling units and the building chilled water pumps in Sutton Hall on the main UT campus in Austin, Texas.

Originally constructed in 1917, Sutton Hall is part of the UT School of Architecture and is considered a historic campus building.  MEP performed a facilities programming report to determine the best plan for replacing mechanical equipment with the least impact to the building structure and occupancy.  A plan was developed to maximize floor space efficiency by combining four of the existing air handling units into two.  In addition, UT requested the incorporation of preconditioning outside air coils into the units, which was accomplished using multi-level, custom AHU equipment.  Design drawings were developed in 3-D to facilitate interference detection and evaluate constructability.

Phase 1 of this project completed construction in August 2011.  Phase 2 of this project completed construction in September 2012.

Project Title:  Sutton Hall HVAC Renovation

Project Location:  Austin, Texas

Owner:  University of Texas at Austin

Project Size:  70,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $1,320,000

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering

MEP Role:  Prime Consultant